as best as i can tell microsoft/nvidia are in some kind of conspiracy to not allow a full screen dos prompt in windows vista/7 (from now on we will refer only to win7) here are some facts: since vista, one can not have a full screen dos prompt (ie: alt/enter) the same goes for win7 which (more or less) is a "fixed" vista. it is a driver issue (i have a nvidia gpu) since if you search the nvidia forums and dig deep you will come across an official suggestion that suggests installing the xp dirvers to be able to use fullscreen dos prompt. you wouldn't normally want to, but as a test i did do just that, and it sure works. proof that it's possible. so it's because of the new driver (WDM) structure. i also make sure to be logged in as admin and that the dos prompt itself is run as admin, which it is as you can see it at the top. furthermore, the dosbox emulation program from soundforge is capable of switching to a fullscreen dos mode. (this of course would be ace, except since it emulates dos, i can not run ztree this way.) stretching the dos prompt window is NOT what i want. it still has the frame and does not look proper. i use ztree and i really, really want a proper fullscreen dos prompt. so now i came here and ask. is there a program that lets me force a proper full screen dos prompt? the only thing i have not tried is the 4dos (or whatever it's called now) program that may open a proper full dos prompt in which i could then load ztree.